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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology   NIST

Quantum Optical Networks for Quantum Computers


Communications Technology Laboratory, Radio Frequency Technology Division

opportunity location
50.67.22.C0278 Boulder, CO

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Tasshi Dennis 303.497.3507


Quantum information technologies promise exponential improvements over classical technologies, with recent demonstrations of quantum computers having tens of qubits using superconducting circuits operating at microwave frequencies.  The growth of quantum computers is expected to depend critically on their ability to be networked through optical communications channels.  Quantum transducers being developed at NIST using optical cavities and quantum dots are leading the way toward connecting super-conducting qubits to optical photons for networking.  The characteristics of optical channels to establish a “quantum internet” must be defined and developed in terms of operational thresholds, entanglement protocols, entanglement lifetime, and propagation characteristics.  Research proposals are being sought that would advance efforts to build and experimentally demonstrate the world’s first optical network of super conducting quantum computers.

Quantum Internet; Optical Communications; Networking Protocols; Optical System Design; Quantum Computers; Entanglement; Quantum Transduction; State Tomography; Teleportation


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$74,950.00 $3,000.00
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